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Jesper Eriksson - Transformative Materials

We sat down with the London based artist to discuss coal, fossil fuels and the nature of materials.


Photographer Kasia Wozniak and set designer Lisa Jahovic present 'Negative Mirror' ...

PRIDE 2018

Here’s our pick of the best Pride campaigns of 2018 ...
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Photo Diary

Whilst attending Biennale Architettura 2018 Rob Fiehn documented some well known faces with his trusty Olympus OM20 ...

'Freespace' Preview

Architectural correspondent Rob Fiehn picks his highlights to check out this summer at Biennale Architettura 2018 ...

Gavin Coyle - man of the woods

Bobby Jewell sits down with furniture maker Gavin Coyle ...

Christiane Spangsberg - Works In Progress

Imogen Eveson spends an evening in Sydney with Danish artist Christiane Spangsberg, as she sketches out the year ahead following three sell-out shows in 13 months ...

Rowan Williams on Education

Designer Rowan Williams reflects on his experience of his design education ...


It's our last creative news round-up of 2017 .... Enjoy!
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Adventures in Dalbergia

We paid a visit to the studio of Federico Méndez-Castro, a fine dust maker located on Granville Island, Vancouver ...

mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...


'Tis the season to be jolly (almost!). Before the holiday season sweeps you off your feet take five minutes to have a look our latest round-up of creative news. Enjoy!
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The Goldloxe Effect

Creating in the shadows ...

The Enduring Allure Of Indigo

Jenny Balfour Paul shares what makes the power and draw of natural indigo so enduring and what we can learn from its rich and magical history ...


An audio visual explosion this week, plus an array of very very interesting objects from Athens ... Enjoy!
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We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...

Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

Museum and interior design practice Casson Mann talk about how they create world-class innovative and engaging experiences.


Ease into the start of the weekend with another round-up of creative news ...


That name sounds familiar! Rob Fiehn sits down with architectural studio SODA to find out about their Soho beginnings and how they're searching out interesting new projects.


Take 5 and read our round-up of creative news ...
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the perfect equilibrium

Rethinking creative strategies to balance profit with consumer wellbeing ...


We kick-off the start of October with another round-up of creative news ...
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Last week we ventured into the heart of London Design Festival to surround ourselves with the best the city’s creative scene has to offer. Here are some of our top picks…..
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Steven Learner

The founder of the Collective Design Fair shares his insight into the design industry ...


Another selection of creative news ...
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Mark Denton Esq.

We sat down with Mark Denton Esq. Ad Man Extraordinaire ...


Dive into another round-up of creative thoughts and news ...
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The Old Fashioned Way

“You never have to backup a sketch book, and a pencil will never run out of batteries …”


A Tuesday treat! A round-up of creative news from across Europe ...
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Faces In Focus

Making change through photography, the latest Faces In Focus exhibition opens on August 31st ...


From Game Of Thrones to Prince, and everything in between ...
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Vivienne Brophy

Vivienne Brophy defines future practitioners as Head of Architecture at University College Dublin ...

Denim & Steel

'Denim & Steel Interactive' create intuitive, strategy-led software and technology. We sat down with founders Todd Sieling and Tylor Sherman in their studio in our SODA x VANCOUVER series ...


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Our monthly series showcasing ongoing work from photographers and artists around the globe ... this month we're delighted to introduce Aidan O'neill and his Swaziland story ...


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Kauri multimedia: the storytellers

The Award Winning filmmakers tell us their story ...


The best subway ever and other musings on the latest creative news ...
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Urban Intervention Project by MAT Office

Placemaking in Beijing

A new year often comes with hopes of new outlooks, new ambitions and new resolutions which aim to carry us beyond January, and in the case of the Dongcheng District in Beijing this transitional stage has been taken one step further. Research and Design Studio MAT Office has transformed a once dilapidated part of the Chinese capital, bringing together the artificial and natural though building a beautifully latticed courtyard canopy which surrounds a Scholar Tree. The new space aims to empower younger generations to take spatial ownership of the city while bringing vitality to the area through the long winter, definitely something we could do with more of!

New Years GIFS by Kyle Platts

Beat the January blues with these silly GIFs

January....a month of destroyed bank balances, social reclusiveness and worst of all, incessant yet short-lived commitments to new routines and behaviours. If we didn't know any better, we may think it strange that the passing of time from one specific day to the next can signal a complete departure from our usual ticks and desires. Alas, this is New Year's and we do know better. Thankfully, Kyle Platts, a London-based illustrator, has designed a series of hilariously immature, toilet-themed, New Year's GIFS, for those of us who can't help but be irritated by this bizarre trend. We particularly like the GIF in which a nondescript man urinates on to a 2019 sign....a masterpiece Kyle!

The themes of this year’s Borough of Culture are Radicals, Makers and Fellowship

London’s Borough of Culture launches with a flash

Waltham Forest commenced their year as London’s very first Borough of Culture with an incredible three day festival of light, music and film curated by composer Erland Cooper. It was an electrifying start to what promises to be an exciting year for East London with an incredible calendar of events from art trails and music festivals to drag shows and theatre and the promise of ‘culture on every street corner’. Head to http://wfculture19.co.uk to discover more.

Filtergram.app is designed by software engineer Ben Howdle

Feed this into your New Year

Fed up of social media but can't bring yourself to ditch it completely? New app 'Filtergram' was made for you. Marketed as the app “for people who want to see some Instagram content, but aren’t too keen on the Instagram Experience itself", Filtergram enables you to share and view pretty images without the pressure of a like or comment function. The feed also runs in chronological order, which makes sense... Instagram take note. Better still, you can type in hashtags to filter out posts you don’t care about (like #ad, for example).

Evolution of the Mastercard logo - 1966 - 2018

Mastercard joins the elite few with a nameless logo

After a quick start to 2019, we didn’t think a logo for a bank card would become one of the most discussed re-designs entering the new year but amazingly this seems to have happened. Mastercard has unveiled their symbol-only logo, joining the likes of Apple, Nike and Starbucks to drop brand names and let emblems do the talking. With an influx of digital banks entering the market with creative branding, it’s no wonder Mastercard want to start thinking about their visual aesthetic and the logo that features on their cards. 

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